All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Saturday, June 17, 2006

An Honest Politician

I hope all of Maine's politicians are as honest as Joe Brooks of Winterport. He won the Democratic nomination for House District 42 in the recent primary, but while looking over the tally sheets noticed an error—an error that might cost him the election against Donna Gilbert.
Brooks said that after he realized the error and informed town officials, he hopped in his truck and drove to Gilbert's house. "My heart was in my throat, but the only thing you can really do is go tell her," he said.

Gilbert said she first learned of the mix-up when Brooks and his wife, Mary, arrived at her home Wednesday night.

"He is a very, very honorable man," Gilbert said. "I don't know how this will all play out. We'll see what happens." [Link]


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